Photo Credit: Israel Government Press Office
Motta Gur overlooks the Old City with his troops during the Six Day War

As a result of Khartoum, Prime Minister Eshkol wrote a month later, “I doubt whether the government would approve the decision of June 19 exactly as it stands.” In view of the continuing Arab leaders’ refusal to negotiate, the decision did indeed become invalid.

What these newly released Israeli documents show in dramatic fashion is the eagerness of all the Israeli leaders, no matter how they differed on specific issues, to reach peace agreements with their Arab neighbors. If there is any hope for peace at this time among the Palestinians, they might wish to reconsider.

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Originally published by Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

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